Episode 11: Terry Jones

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11- Terry Jones

In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Terry Jones, vice principal at JL Crowe Secondary School in Trail, BC, Canada.

In this interview, Terry describes the incredible influence that positive and supportive leadership can make within the culture of a school. He talks about another one of his life passions, coaching hockey, and affirms the value of healthy relationships and community in every walk of life. Terry also gives us some great recommendations for accounts to follow on Twitter, books to read, tools to use, and more.

Follow Terry on Twitter @Teeray8.

In this episode, Terry discusses …

  • 0:53 – his current education context
  • 3:19 – a challenging experience early in his career
  • 6:39 – what ignites his passion for education today
  • 8:54 – another one of his greatest passions: coaching hockey
  • 13:16 – a personal habit that contributes to his success
  • 14:47 – Twitter accounts to follow: Jon Gordon, Eddie Woo, Pasi Sahlberg
  • 15:37 – an edtech tool recommendation: Google Forms
  • 16:26 – book recommendations: The Energy Bus and The Hard Hat (both by Jon Gordon), The Power of Moments (by Heath & Heath)
  • 18:08 – his YouTube channel recommendation: TED Talks
  • 18:52 – a TV series that he’s finding interesting: Genius Season 1 – Einstein

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

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Episode 11 – Terry Jones



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TERRY JONES is a vice principal at JL Crowe Secondary School in Trail, BC, Canada.

In this interview, Terry describes the incredible influence that positive and supportive leadership can make within the culture of a school. He talks about another one of his life passions, coaching hockey, and affirms the value of healthy relationships and community in every walk of life. Terry also gives us some great recommendations for accounts to follow on Twitter, books to read, tools to use, and more.

Follow Terry on Twitter @Teeray8.

In this episode, Terry discusses …

  • 0:53 – his current education context
  • 3:19 – a challenging experience early in his career
  • 6:39 – what ignites his passion for education today
  • 8:54 – another one of his greatest passions: coaching hockey
  • 13:16 – a personal habit that contributes to his success
  • 14:47 – Twitter accounts to follow: Jon Gordon, Eddie Woo, Pasi Sahlberg
  • 15:37 – an edtech tool recommendation: Google Forms
  • 16:26 – book recommendations: The Energy Bus and The Hard Hat (both by Jon Gordon), The Power of Moments (by Heath & Heath)
  • 18:08 – his YouTube channel recommendation: TED Talks
  • 18:52 – a TV series that he’s finding interesting: Genius Season 1 – Einstein

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

LISTEN to this episode on YouTube and SUBSCRIBE for more episodes!

Episode 6 – Clayton Mollica

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CLAYTON MOLLICA is a high school teacher at Fort Nelson Secondary School in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

In this interview, Clayton talks about challenges and opportunities he sees in education, passions and interests that he enjoys outside of the classroom, and the rituals that make his mornings work. He also gives us great recommendations for books, Twitter, YouTube, and more.

Follow Clayton on Twitter at @MollicaEDU.

In this episode, Clayton discusses …

  • 1:02 – his current teaching situation
  • 1:45 – a challenge he’s facing in his practice
  • 3:50 – what fuels his passion for education today
  • 4:52 – a Twitter recommendation: @DaveStuartJr
  • 6:35 – passions and interests outside of education
  • 7:57 – morning rituals that work
  • 9:52 – an EdTech tool that he’s looking to optimize
  • 11:25 – his favourite podcasts: Writers & Company
  • 12:55 – book recommendation: Teacher Man
  • 14:26 – his favourite YouTube channels: Stephen Colbert, TED-Ed
  • 15:41 – his Netflix picks

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

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Episode 6: Clayton Mollica

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6 - Clayton MollicaIn our sixth episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Clayton Mollica, high school teacher at Fort Nelson Secondary School in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

In this interview, Clayton talks about challenges and opportunities he sees in education, passions and interests that he enjoys outside of the classroom, and the rituals that make his mornings work. He also gives us great recommendations for books, Twitter, YouTube, and more.

Follow Clayton on Twitter at @MollicaEDU.

In this episode, Clayton discusses …

  • 1:02 – his current teaching situation
  • 1:45 – a challenge he’s facing in his practice
  • 3:50 – what fuels his passion for education today
  • 4:52 – a Twitter recommendation: @DaveStuartJr
  • 6:35 – passions and interests outside of education
  • 7:57 – morning rituals that work
  • 9:52 – an EdTech tool that he’s looking to optimize
  • 11:25 – his favourite podcasts: Writers & Company
  • 12:55 – book recommendation: Teacher Man
  • 14:26 – his favourite YouTube channels: Stephen Colbert, TED-Ed
  • 15:41 – his Netflix picks

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

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Episode 3 – Simon Murti



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SIMON MURTI is a middle school teacher at Bayridge Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

In this interview, Simon shares openly about a discouraging experience that he faced early in his teaching career – and how he overcame it. He also tells us what excites him about the new BC curriculum and where he goes to get a good laugh at the end of the day.

Follow Simon’s regular adventures from the classroom on Instagram (his preferred platform) @thesmurtiteacher and on Twitter @SmurtiTeacher.

In this episode:

  • 1:13 – his current teaching situation
  • 1:50 – a low moment in his career
  • 7:43 – a passion in education
  • 10:33 – other career interests
  • 11:53 – a personal habit that works
  • 15:25 – an edtech tool recommendation
  • 18:20 – a Youtube channel recommendation
  • 19:59 – a Netflix recommendation

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

LISTEN to this episode on YouTube and SUBSCRIBE for more episodes!